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Intel: First quad-core laptops coming in August

Core 2 Extreme QX9300 chip released next month

Intel has finally announced the release date for its first quad-core processor for laptops, a few days after one PC vendor started taking pre-orders for a system based on the high-end processor.

Australian PC vendor Pioneer Computers released details of its first quad-core laptop last week – the DreamBook Style 9008, which is available on the company's site, features Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX9300 chip. At that time, Intel hadn't officially commented on the Core 2 Extreme QX9300's release date.

Now, a company executive has revealed that the chip with ship next month. "We're bringing quad-core to mobile in August," said Sujan Kamran, regional marketing manager for client platforms at Intel in Singapore. Kamran declined to disclose specifics of the quad-core chip, which will carry Intel's Core 2 Extreme moniker.


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